Society Twitter Code of Conduct

The core values of the SRF (accountability, integrity and honesty and transparency) should be adhered to at all times when posting on the SRF’s Twitter account. In order to maintain the reputation of the SRF on social media, the code of conduct should be considered with all social media (Twitter) activity. The guidelines are as follows:

 Twitter login details

  • Twitter posts can be made by any trustee (committee member) who has been given access to the login details by the account administrator.
  • If you have been given access to the twitter login details, please store them securely and do not share them with anyone.
  • Please contact the administrator if you require the login details or get locked out of the account.

 Real-time original content posts

  • Original content to contain details on SRF events, membership and awards.
  • Functions such as polls and scheduled posts can be used where appropriate.
  • If you start a tweet by tagging an account (eg. @SRF event), it will only be visible to the tagged account and mutual followers. If you want to start a post with a tagged account and want it to be public, start the tweet with a full stop (eg. .@SRF event).
  • When uploading images, please ensure that they are formatted as landscape in order to fit the Twitter feed layout.
  • Currently, the administrator posts real-time original content on the SRF Twitter account.

 Reposting content

  • Reposts can be in the form of re-tweets and quoted-tweets.
  • Only repost content from professional bodies, accounts, researchers, journals and businesses. Check the profile of the original post prior to sharing to ensure it is from a reputable source.
  • Content from the journals can be retweeted.
  • The content of all reposts should be directly related to reproduction and fertility.
  • Refrain from reposting content that may result in negative interactions.
  • Do not repost content that shares personal opinions and/or may cause offense.

  Commenting on posts

  • Refrain from commenting on posts that may result in negative interactions.
  • Keep comments free from personal opinions.
  • In the case of a difficult comment, please escalate your concerns to the administrator

 Following accounts

  • Reputable accounts of researchers, societies and other sources can be followed when appropriate.

 Future considerations for public engagement

  • Twitter takeovers
  • Use of alternative social media platforms including Facebook and Instagram

 Account administrator details: